Hudson Men’s AW17 Collection: Designer Interview

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Hudson Men’s AW17  has just landed – so what better time to find out more about the collection? We caught up with Head of Men’s Design Roger Pereira to discover the inspiration behind the design.

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What is the narrative behind the A/W 17 collection?

The collection mainly takes references from rocker subculture which is intrinsic to our heritage, but there are also other themes that run through the collection.

Heritage Winter: This theme takes references from the Hiking and Military aesthetic. For example – Stange takes inspiration from the traditional hiking boot, paired with our modern twist in craftsmanship it has an extra light sole perfect for taking, well, anywhere!

Shoes: Fernie, Caslon, Yoakley, Aldford, Stange

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Modern Casual

This theme is inspired by the late ’80s and early ’90s for the lad who is inspired by the UK football terrace culture. The Lad who would go to sporting events to fit in with certain dressing styles.

Shoes: Bernini, Gian, Margrey, Sime 

Business Un-usual

This is the Hudson twist on comfort footwear – a timeless shoe style with the construction of a sneaker. It’s the perfect balance of classic yet trendy comfort.
Shoes: 365 Arbour Bordeaux, 365 Ives Black (coming soon)

How did you experiment with colour this A/W 17 season?

We introduced more earthy tones like taupe, olive, Bordeaux to balance the regular masculine colour pallet consisting of black, brown and tan. Men’s shoes don’t tend to have much colour. We experimented with the olive and black combination on the Alford, and I’m sure the Bordeaux-hued Arbor Brogue and Bennini Loafer will be styles to look out for this winter!

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What have you enjoyed most while making the collection?

Engineering the 365 Arbour and Ives, was almost very techie and geeky. It was challenging to create an outer formal silhouette but the inner comfort of a sneaker. Designed to be worn from dawn to dusk. We want to give our customer the combination of edge and comfort. You’ll find out more about Hudson 365 next month – stay tuned!

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